What’s New in 2024?

It’s almost time for another great year of Animazement.  We know you’re busy with con prep, so we’ve compiled here all the new information you’ll need to know to be ready for Animazement 2024! This first one is important, so we’re putting it at the top of the list!   RCC Goes Cashless All Raleigh Convention Center concessions, including the outdoor …

2024 Schedule is here!

It’s here! The official 2024 schedule for Animazement! Please keep in mind that, because we’ve released this schedule so early, there may be edits or changes before the convention. Plus, we’ll be adding several more features to Guidebook as the con draws closer such as maps and listings for the Dealers’ Room and Artists Alley, the cosplay photoshoot schedule, our …

2024 Special Events

Go to our Special Events page to purchase tickets! We are very excited to announce the return of two Special Events!  Once again, we’ll be hosting Mini Tsugaru Shamisen Workshops and Sake Tasting panels.  While we’ve got more seats to offer this year, seating is still limited, so be prepared to buy early to get a seat.  We’ve got more …

NCMA Loves Anime

Film screening event and bazaar in conjunction with Animazement Visit the North Carolina Museum of Art for a day of anime films, vendors, and fun! The bazaar will be free and open to the public, showcasing vendors selling a variety of anime-related products and merchandise in the East Building, Education Gallery/Lobby. Doors open at 11 AM on May 22 and …

2024 Artists Alley Applications

Applications are now open to join our 2024 Artists’ Alley! You have until December 22, 2023 to submit your portfolio. Details on pricing and policies can be found here.

2024 Hotel Reservations

It’s that time of year again already. Hotel reservations for Animazement 2024 are now open! Bookings are first come, first serve, so reserve early to make sure you get your preferred hotel. You can find more information on our hotel partners and room rates here.

Thank You!

This note comes a day later than planned, and we’re not ashamed to say it’s because of a lengthy and unplanned nap on Monday. While we’re all tired, it’s the best kind of tired. The kind that comes after a weekend full of fun, friends, and the kind of positive energy that can only come from being together at Animazement.   …

Important Reminders!

Lots of us are busy packing right now, so it’s a good time for some important reminders! Let’s start with some important housekeeping reminders.  Weather Many of you have already been checking the forecast and unfortunately there’s rain on the horizon.  And while many of us know that summer storms in North Carolina often arrive fast and depart equally quickly …

What’s New in 2023

I guess we should start this post with a caveat… Not everything below is strictly new. We’re bringing back a lot of things that we all had to do without last year and we know you all don’t want to miss out on them! So let’s start there. What’s BACK in 2023? Video Room Our video room is back in …

Traditional Japanese Music Concert Open to the Public

Back by popular demand! Animazement will be hosting an open-to-the-public, free concert and performance on May 28th, 2:00-3:30pm in Exhibit Hall C of the Raleigh Convention Center. The performance will include theatrical stage combat and traditional dancing, as well as traditional instrumentation such as Shamisen, Okinawan Sanshin, and Biwa. Concert goers without an Animazement badge should enter through the McDowell …